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Burbank Plum

Hardiness Zones: 5 - 9
Average shipping height: 3' - 4'
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  • Bare Root
    Member Price $19.99
    Reg. Price $24.99
  • Potted - 1 Gallon Container
    Member Price $49.99
    Reg. Price $59.99
  • Potted - 5 Gallon Container
    Member Price $89.99
    Reg. Price $119.99
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Burbank is the most popular variety of plum, so it’s no wonder that this tree is a common choice for home orchards and commercial production alike. It’s a Japanese cultivar that is hardy, bears early and sets heavy crops. The fruit is great to eat fresh or can, and it makes great jams and jellies.

  • Produces firm, aromatic, and juicy fruit with amber yellow flesh and a sweet, unique flavor — ideal for eating, canning, and preserves
  • Ripens mid-July to early August
  • Blooms in early spring, with a profusion of delicate white blossoms
  • Requires cross-pollination with another Japanese plum variety (with a matching bloom time)
  • Will be delivered at a height of 3'–4' for bare-root; a height of 1'–3' for 1-gallon pot

Spacing Guide for Fruit Trees

The Burbank Plum Grows in zones 5 - 9

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Growth Speed


Scientific Name

Prunus salicina ‘Burbank’

Mature Height

10' - 35'

Mature Spread

10' - 20'

Shipping Height

3' - 4'

Sun Preference

Full Sun

Soil Preference

Acidic, Alkaline, Loamy, Well Drained

Wildlife Value

Plum trees provide food and cover for butterfly larva, birds and mammals.


Plum seedlings were sent from Japan to legendary plant breeder Luther Burbank in 1885. Recognizing the superior quality, Burbank sent some of the fruit on to a Professor Van Deman, who was a pomologist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Van Deman recommended that the new (to the U.S.) fruit be named after Burbank, and the American Pomological Society added it to their catalog in 1897.

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